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Absolute Best PSU On the 1000-1200 Market

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July 20, 2008 4:06:35 AM

I have a Zalman 750-Watt PSU right now, and it is well constructed and has never given me any problems. However, it seems this PSU is fast approaching its age in terms of the new hardware requiring more and more wattage. Although I do not plan on building another system for about 3 years, what are some of the absolute best PSU's on the market right now? I have had my eye on the Corsair 1000 Watt one. Low price and all reviews have said its an absolute killer. Now, if they'd make a 1200 Watt... Anyone have others to add?
July 20, 2008 10:39:11 AM

if you don't need it now, don't bother, that PSU is still pretty powerful by today's standards, and in 3 years time, the new PSU's will rape todays ones hell, i'm on a 550 watt unit and quite happy now
July 20, 2008 4:19:23 PM

Oh, I completely agree with you spuddyt, but I am still curious to see which ones are currently top dog.
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July 20, 2008 4:32:23 PM

Enermax Galaxy S DXX 1000w and the PC Power and Cooling Turbo 1000w are the absolute best on the market, though I prefer the Enermax on account of it's much more reasonable price.

The PC Power and Cooling Turbo 1200w and the Silverstone ST1200 1200w are the only 1200w PSUs I would even consider.
July 20, 2008 5:57:59 PM

I just recently got a Cooler master Real Power Pro 1,000 watt. I think its pretty stable, i have yet to really connect much to it(i got it because my Geforce 9800GTX was giving my pc trouble with my 550 watt PSU). And for as little as $200 at frys. It was a steal for me, considering that only 2 to 3 years ago i paid around $120 for a 550 watt Ultra infinity. Though i am not 100% sure how great this PSU is. Do any of you know if its normal for the +12 volt to read at 11.91 bios and 11.96(used msi's tools for motherboard) and then my +5 reads at +4.99 and +3.3 to reads at +3.29. I was wondering if its normal, anyone?
July 20, 2008 6:02:21 PM

That is normal for that PSU yes. That PSU is not a great PSU, but if you keep your system in the 25%-75% rated wattage range you should never have a problem with it.
July 20, 2008 9:55:29 PM

The Corsair is a great PSU, but the Enermax Galaxy S is better in that price range.
July 20, 2008 11:20:55 PM

Thermaltake's Toughpower 1000 & 1200W models are pretty nice too.
July 21, 2008 1:29:20 AM

The_Blood_Raven said:
That is normal for that PSU yes. That PSU is not a great PSU, but if you keep your system in the 25%-75% rated wattage range you should never have a problem with it.


I saw it had great reviews, are you sure its not great? 80 plus, 5 year warranty, sli ready. I don't know much about PSU's, but i always heard you get what you pay for, and i thought paying 200 was quite a lot. That's 1 pay check i get a week. Hurt my wallet book :kaola:  But thanks for telling me its normal, wasn't sure since my old PSU had similiar voltage ratings in bios, much lower then these that i have, but similiar. Thanks again
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